Links to research sites/tools

Free Online Legal Resources in Maine

Help Me Law lets you search for various legal topics and can connect you with legal help in the state:

At Free Legal Answers, you can connect with volunteer lawyers who will help with civil legal issues:

Citing Sources

EasyBib – This neat tool will generate citations in MLA, APA or Chicago formats for your bibliography. It is easy to use; just plug in the information and the citation is made for you!

Basic Research

Digital Maine Library provides every resident of Maine with access to a collection of full text articles and abstracts from magazines, newspapers, journals and reference books that are credible, reputable resources. MARVEL! also provides students, business people, public library patrons, and higher education students and educators the ability to search a number of resources at one time for information. Go to “Getting Started” to create a log-in name.

Digital Maine Repository

Put together by Maine State Library and the Maine State Archives, this site provides access to digitized Maine newspapers, government documents, and historical community archives.


FamilySearch – Free access to million of records, also offering the ability to create charts and download original records. A service provided by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

TheUSGenWeb Project – Welcome to The USGenWeb Project! This site involves  a group of volunteers working together to provide free genealogy websites for genealogical research in every county and every state of the United States. This Project is non-commercial and fully committed to free genealogy access for everyone. It provides help on getting started with genealogy and many useful tips.

Family History Daily – Looking for a list of free genealogy sites to search? Here are 50 no-cost family history resources where you will find birth, marriage and death records, obituaries, cemetery listings, newspaper articles, biographies, research tips and so much more.

FamilyTree Magazine’s 25 Best Genealogy Sites for beginners –  These websites “offer plenty of “driver’s education”: site tutorials, easy-to-use tools and powerful search interfaces that drive you directly to the information most likely to pertain to your ancestors.”

Seniors and Aging

Cohen and Muskie Community Centers – Augusta Senior Spectrum Center for Kennebec County offers life-long learning opportunities, classes on healthy living and an ever changing calendar of fun recreational activities for all generations. Promoting life-long learning, health, wellness, nutrition, community engagement and social well-being of all older and disabled adults.

Miscellaneous Web Sites Related to Aging and Disabilitiesposted by Senior Spectrum

Maine Legal Services for the Elderly –  This group provides legal services for economically disadvantaged elderly (over 60), as well as educational material that is available on their website.

Lion’s Club Vision and Hearing Aid:  Call the number listed on the website, and fill out an application for assistance with either eyeglasses of hearing aids. The Lion’s Club provides financial assistance through their Maine Lions Sight & Hearing Foundation.